Remember – if you’re unsure whether you’ll be safe using a tender – Yarmouth Harbour operates a harbour water taxi service which is available on VHF Ch15, Call Sign ‘Harbour Taxi’ or by telephone on 07969 840173.
Using a Tender Safely
- Everyone onboard to wear a lifejacket!
- If using an inflatable tender, ensure it is fully inflated.
- Launch the tender into a clear area.
- Always carry a set of oars.
- Using an outboard? Check your fuel! Take oars in case of engine failure!
- Carry a VHF/mobile phone.
- Beware other harbour users’ wash.
- Do not overload the tender.
- Get in the tender carefully, do not jump in!
- Be aware of weather and tidal conditions.
- Make children aware of this advice.
- Wear a kill cord.
- Please mind the gap between the pontoons.
- At night carry a torch or form of light.
- Keep a vigilant look out.
- If unsure about using a tender safely, call a water taxi on VHF Ch15.